RETICULATED PLATELETS

Mnemonic

MISC

Synonym

Immature Platelet Fraction – IPF - Reticulated Platelet Count

Includes

Immature Platelet Fraction %
Immature Platelet Fraction Absolute
 

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood, one 4.0 mL or 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Do not under fill tube, collection tubes must be filled to a minimum of 1/2 of the maximum sample volume. 

Do not overfill tube, collection tubes must not be filled to more than the maximum sample volume.
 

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 2.0 - 4.0 mL whole blood.

 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 1.0 - 2.0 mL whole blood.

Minimum Volume

Whole Blood, lavender (EDTA) top tube must be filled to a minimum of 1/2 of the maximum sample volume
  • 4.0 mL tube must have 2.0 mL of blood minimum
  • 2.0 mL tube must have 1.0 mL of blood minimum

Transport

Refrigerate (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Under filled or over filled tube, frozen, clotted or grossly hemolyzed samples, incorrect anticoagulant.

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 12 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 Hours

Method

Automated Cell Counter

Reference Values

CPT Codes

85055

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:27 AM